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way from 121 down towards the split. our next stop 66 headed eastbound in virginia. all clear, nice and green. you're moving at speed here through centreville and ending with a glance at 95 headed southbound. near the thornburg area we're getting word of some brush fires taking away some lanes for drivers right before route 3. you're definitely going to want to watch for crews. my advice, avoid this if you can. 95 and thornburg avoid it if you can. >>> hurricane earl is continuing to spin towards the east coast. it's forecast to at least graze north carolina's outer banks or more late thursday but virginia's governor isn't taking any chances. governor bob mcdonnell will declare an emergency later this morning. 9news now's kristin fisher has the latest. >> reporter: well current forecast put the eye of the storm hitting just about 200 miles east of virginia beach but governor bob mcdonnell is not taking any chances. he wants to go ahead and declare an emergency today just in case earl comes closer to making landfall so the national guard and state manual personnel have enough time to
. end with 95 northbound in virginia. it is one solid, steady slow ride from lorton to backlick and going southbound, we were hoping the accident at backlick would have cleared by now but it is still there taking away alet lane. >>> at the top of the hour it is all the about hurricane earl. as howard told us the storm is moving by the outer banks. this is what it looks like in atlantic beach, north carolina. a lot of towns were evacuated ahead of the storm. the delmarva is bracing for a brush with earl later this afternoon. how are things looking right now? >> well, we somewhere are just starting to feel the tropical afcs. the wind has picked up. close to gale gale force. an the winds off the ocean has a tropical feel. so we know something is close but as howard reported really primetime for earl on the delmarva peninsula is yet to come. probably in the mid to late morning. although officials here in ocean city think it will be over by 3:00. even so, this has been an exercise in preparedness. the big gates on the sea walls slammed shut. the final preparations for keeping a menac
in, in the next half hour. hey, virginia it's 66 headed eastbound you're already slow. from 50 over to 153 that's plus five minutes and that is growing and let's look at some 90s now. video, this is from yesterday. this is the scene out on 95 southbound near -- or after thornburg and this is a tractor- trailer that was on fire as you can see it sparked some brush fires in the area. we're still dealing with this problem this morning. in fact, crews still on the scene this morning taking away lanes as needed. so expect to slowdown. we're not seeing delays anything like this right now and expect to slowdown crossing over thornburg right before route 3. i'll send it back to peggy. >>> at top of the hour here's a look at some of the stories happening today. mid east peace talks come to washington. it's the first face-to-face meeting in two years. >>> ground breaking today for a new home for the national cancer institute. it's off shady grove road in rockville, maryland. eventually it will house 2100 workers. >>> the dramatic candidate for mayor in d.c. take part in a debate today. it's
, everybody. right now already dealing with the first accident of the morning and it comes from virginia. southbound 95. watch for it at backlick road. we are losing two left lanes going northbound you are okay. continuing on to 3 t 5 northbound, everything is nice and clear from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. we are tracking 66 eastbound. no problems to report out this way through mass transit to inside this -- manassas to the beltway. north of the district from georgia avenue, continuing in to virginia crossing the american legion bridge and wrapping up with southbound 95 an the bw parkway, smooth sailing for those traveling out of the baltimore area past 198 toward powder mill and beyond. >>> hurricane earl is heading up the east coast. right now it is a category two storm an it is situated off the coast of north carolina and carrying winds as high as 105 miles an hour. the national weather service says it produced a small storm surge an minor flooding. much of the east coast is expected to endure 28 hours of stormy windy weather as earl swirls north. it is expected to stay aw
felt, but first bruce leshan is kicking off the coverage live in virginia beach. earlier you were seeing more winds and rain. what are you seeing now. >> still fairly light rain. although i'm getting slapped in the face a little bit and the wind is gusting up to maybe, 15 to 17 miles an hour. you can see the beechcrafts around me blowing good. there are all sorts of signs that say earl doesn't swirl here and so far he is well off the coast. i don't know how familiar you are with the geography but the outer banks stick pretty far east in to the ocean and we recede to the west and earl should remain 150 miles off the coast. look at video we shot a few minutes ago. this is the scene along atlantic avenue and the boardwalk in virginia beach. you can see the wind is blowing pretty good, but not much more than you would get in a decent regular storm, nonhurricane kind of storm in the summer. there are a lot of storm chases who come out. we saw people on the beach at 4:00 in the morning looking for earl and so far not seeing anything that impressed them too much, but there are thousands
coverage. bruce leshan is live in virginia beach. scott broom is live in ocean city where the wind anne and rain are picking up and of course howard is tracking the storm from the weather center. let's start with howard. >> the storm is staying off shore and weakening wind down to 85 miles an hour. the back edge of the rain is raining across anne arundel, eastern charles and st. mary's and calvert county but it will wind down shortly. the clouds have been back toward us keeping the temperatures at bay. in the low 80s. go to the radar and zoom in a little bit and you can see how the storm is moving in. it is almost even with cbs hictague here. i put the winds down with the radar. we will go to my night an you can see the storm had big winds. as we went through overnight they had more gusts. norfolk gusts of 28. through now, winds 32 hatteras, 22 norfolk. 28 ocean city. the winds mainly off shore. in fact this buoy here, north winds gusting to 38. that is east of fenwick island. that is where the heart of the heaviest winds are. still in ocean city with winds of 28 miles an hour and big w
of the weekend. >> reporter: now down to my colleague bruce leshan in virginia beach. >> the storm chasers may be disappointing that the storm is tracking farther out to sea and weakening, but there are people here at virginia beach who are happy. see back there the scaffolding, the port-o-potties, for the american music festival. and take a look. gloria gainer. reo speedwagen, pat bena tar, slated to take the stage this weekend, starting on friday, hours after earl is expected to blast through. the old saying you'll be lucky if you get married in a rain storm. this couple figures marrying with a hurricane coming is like hitting the lottery. >> i got married in sunlight. well i got married in a rain storm. yeah, well i got married in a hurricane. >> reporter: a cacophony of hurricane preps in the beach and dead quiet in the emergency center. managers are hoping that the track holds and earl slips by in the dark without waking the neighbors. but people here are haunted by the specter of hurricane bonnie in 1998. forecasts had predicted she would spare virginia beach too. >> we went home and dec
those yellowish areas, that's eight to ten inches southern maryland through eastern virginia and the eastern shore. tremendous rains ahead. if you can stay home today do i. devon lucie is in with me and will join us later. right now we throw it over to angie goff. >> getting worse. >> yes. yes. >> let's talk about the tieups we have been tracking since early on. avoid the flooded roadways. proceed with caution. any intersections that you are approaching this morning. this is a big tieup we have been watching all morning. not this plea immediate area. 70 eastbound is closed between the river bridge and 29 columbia pike. traffic is being diverted on to columbia pike and from there the way to get around this until 8 a.m. so pretty much throughout the morning rush is to take 840 or 99. move it outside to 270. things are filling out early. a good amount of volume around germantown road an then we will see more delays than usual given that heavy rain that we will be seeing throughout all morning. let's take you over to the maps again. chevy chase. this is another problem spot. a wa
to norfolk, virginia beach. passing the delmarva tomorrow. midday tomorrow, yeah, it will be rough through noon. after noon things will improve as the storm heads to massachusetts where they are under a hurricane warning for cape cod. an then the storm will be out of here quickly. the next 24 hours will be the worst around here. but the weekend will bring big changes once earl passes. i will have those details in a few minutes. thank you. >>> so far governor o'malley says it is unlikely that ocean city will have to be evacuated but the government is advising drivers not to drive to or from that area during the storm. scott broom has the latest on preparations that are occurring there. scott, what can you tell us? >> i'm outside of the emergency operations center in ocean city where there is a 1:00 briefing of officials. they are on the same page as governor o'malley. you can feel a little humidity building and a little breeze coming in from the east. that's a hint of the tropics and aahing of what's to come. as i said earlier, ocean city officials had talked to us and barring any big chang
, northern virginia. and winds southeast toward southern maryland and the eastern shore. the day at a glance. 88 now. heavy rain and 74 at noon and strong gusty thunderstorms are possible with a light chance of isolated tornadoes in eastern sections later on. highs in the upper 70s. angie, it is 4:03. i had a lot to say. >> you sure did. go take a breather. >>> hope you are off to a great thursday. leave early if you have to travel on the wet radios and give yourself extra room between the car in front of you. you will need it this morning. 95 in virginia. past 630 -- route 30 in stafford. the outer loop in virginia. the accident is cleared and looks like the inner loop is okay between 95 and 66. i want you to know in chevy chase we have a water main break. as a result of that we have willard avenue closed between river and north park road. they will be out there for quite some time. as we move it outside, 270 northbound, we have an accident at shady grove. going southbound, no problems to the split, just slick pavement. and the big thing we are watching, 70 eastbound between 29 columbia pik
you have an emergency plan? >> meanwhile, virginia governor mcdonald plans to declare an emergency in the commonwealth. that will allow the national guard and the state emergency personnel to have enough time to get in place, should the hurricane change course. hurricane watches have been issued for virginia. art howard has been looking at the maps and has the latest. howard? >> let's reiterate. yes, it's category 3, 125 miles per hour sustained wind. it's a little weaker but still a major hurricane. here's the hurricane warnings in eastern north carolina and you can see the entire outer banks to the state line. now, around here, hurricane -- south open but tidewater, norfolk and hampton roads up have to watch out. this is likely to be upgrade to a tropical storm warning, maybe tonight or tomorrow, as we get closer 24 hours out. those are the warnings as they stand now. the hurricane itself is well defined, impressive looking, color enhanced, you can see the clouds wrapping around the center. it has a chance to get stronger moving north and east. on 9 futurecast, you can see the st
minimal impact in the region. beaches in maryland, delaware, virginia could have winds 5880 miles an hour along the delmarva coast sun is coming up in 2 minutes. it is 6:28. t 1 at noon. 92 at five. a high near t 5. right now 75- degrees with a few high clouds. clear to partly cloudy tonight. 66 to 75. some high clouds from earl move in. tomorrow, well, hazy sunshine and could be overcast with high clouds in the morning earl east, much stronger to the atlantic ocean. down to t andrews. 64 mass transit. 72 winchester. steve in cross junction was 68 and martinburg 666. temperatures in the 70s. it is muggier out there and winds are fairly light thanks to high pressure still here. but the fronts are coming. it will give us a good weekend an help to push earl to the northeast opposed to the west and you can see that turn where earl is starting to move more up opposed to closer to the coast. it will be a close call as far as cape hatteras is concerned with winds now 18 a. as -- 14 a . looks like it will come to maine and nova scotia by saturday morning and leaves for the week some the weekend l
they were rescued. this is greg. he is in northern virginia bringing us the story of the swift-water rescue. maybe it was dark at the time they were in there. if you cannot see the road, turn around. look how high that was up to the door? >> this water cut the engine out. it takes two feet of rushing water to push a car off the road. 6" of rushing water can knock you down. this is where greg is located in annandale. we have other scenes like this, i'm sure, where you have streams and creeks. you can see on the left area where the waves from the rushing water lapping at the shore line as the creek is expanding as the rushing waters were flowing downhill. >> look at that picture and make sure you don't replicate it. we don't want to hear anymore swift-water rescues because you did not follow the rule. turn around, don't drown. >> we will see more streams and creeks that will become impassible during the morning hours. especially during the afternoon. i still think we have another 5- to-8 hours of moderate-to-heavy rainfall. this is streaming off the atlantic. that red box is a tornado watch.
a hurricane. we are watching him spinning east of the virginia north carolina border with heavy rains, a few of those showers into southern maryland and northern neck. temperatures in the 70s with 60s now in the valley. 88 by noon, a little more sun drive home temperature is 87. >> >> 9 news now is brought to you in part by lighten up. . >> you can tell by the microphone sounds the winds picking up so is the rain. here we go. and so is the rain. here we go. harry, erica, over to you. >> good job. >> dave, thanks. >>> still ahead this morning, a woman is attacked with a cup of acid. thrown at her face by a complete stranger. she'll share her really unbelievable story of survival. >>> also, the best deals on four wheels. find out why this weekend is the best time of year to buy a car. >>> plus, just how clean is your kitchen? if you're like many americans, not very. probably wouldn't even pass a restaurant inspection. don't invite us to dinner. just kidding. we'll tell you how to clean it up. ♪ our natural sweetener is born from the leaves of the stevia plant. it's sparkly and sweet with zer
fine. nice quiet commute out of frederick past 121 to the split. our next stop moves us to virginia. 66 eastbound. everyone is fine this way. moving at speed. moving to the maps the beltway in virginia, drivers are okay from the wilson bridge past 95, past brad took to 66. 395 lanes are wide open past duke street to inside the beltway. finally we will call it a wrap in northeast dc. everyone is moving. there's just a few drivers out here on inbound new york avenue past bladensburg road. back to you. >>> we have a commuter alert for riders who take the red line to work. metro's tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont are scheduled to reopen in 30 minutes. the stations were shut down during the holiday weekend so workers could replace track, rail switches and new tunnel safety lights. new heater tape was also installed to help rail conditions during the winter. >>> it's back to work this morning for discovery channel employees nearly a week after a deadly standoff. last wednesday, police say james lee walked in to the silver spring building and fired as by toll sparking t
. >> this is the first time the city is allowing early voting. >>> still to come, we are live in virginia beach as residents baton down for hurricane earl. >>> and plus a look at evacuations taking place ahead of that storm. we'll be right back. there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager. do we want to go back to that? >>> turning our attention to the latest on hurricane earl. the folks in the outer banks taking no chances tonight. it's sunny there, but mandatory evacuations are in effect for ocracoke and hatteras islands. closer to home, both maryland and virginia's governors have declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. our team coverage begins with scott broom in ocean city, maryland. >> reporter: i'm scott broom in ocean city, maryland, where they do not anticipate
a hurricane watch as well from rehoboth beach down, essentially uh, to the virginia, north carolina border. that's a hurricane watch and also a tropical storm uh, warning. so, a no mandatory evacuations in virginia beach just yet, but plenty of people are clearing out of the way. bruce leshan is live down in ocean front, bruce? >> reporter: hey, topper, this family is among those who are not clearing out. check it out. they're about to get married right down here on the beach. they say you're lucky your major is lucky if you get married when it rains and they said they must have hit the lottery. >> like shakespeare, captain mark hodges figures discretion is part of valor. he's planning to ride out earl on dry land. >> 60 miles, you know, would be very risky if you break down, nobody's going to want to come get you and you're stuck out there in the middle of a hurricane. i'd be sunk by midnight, probably. >> thousands of tourists are packing up the kids and boogie boards and leaving the ocean front early. >> we're heading back to indiana one day early. we're going to skip out one day. >> do
of maryland and virginia, but some tourists refuse to let hurricane earl ruin their fun in the sun. >> our 18th year here and i'm not ready to photo new york and get in the routine. >> reporter: red cross shelters are set up for those that don't have a place to ride out the storm? a shelter is never the best place to live in but we will make sure they have a place to sleep, are dry and have food to eat. >> reporter: supplies they hope won't be needed this time around. karen brown, cbs news, north carolina. >> hurricane earl's arrival has affected rail travel along the east coast. amtrak says it will close the route used by some regional trains in virginia, specifically the routes for the tide water area which take riders to new port news and hampton roads area. down load our free hurricane tracker at wusa9.com. click on weather. >>> investors on wall street enjoy a triple dig rally while british petroleum continues the efforts to try to clean up its image. that's coming up. >>> welcome back. no problems traveling from the eastern shore to washington but we have early morning tieups to tell yo
a bit, virginia beach is less than 100 miles from earl's approach of land and it escaped the high winds and flooding that hit the outer banks. >> still a light drizzle here in virginia beach but we are expecting the sun shortly. they are taking stock of the damage one tree down, eight people without power, no major flooding. call it dancing with earl. even at 3:00 a.m., people were out romancing the storm. in the dark, winds gusted to a high of maybe 20 miles an hour. the rain just sprinkled down. at daybreak, the adventurers took to the beach, even waltzing in the water. awed by the waves and imagine imagine industry that skirted the ocean front to offer a cares reinstead of a punch. >> it is something magic about being out there. >> very fresh. don't get it all the time. the wind feels great. >> reporter: by 7:30, the wind had shifted. earl was sucking it back out that way, and if you look at the swells, you can see how the wind was blowing the foam out to sea. the wind blew northeast in gusts as high as 40 miles an hour. the biggest threat now the waves an the tide which may eat up p
. evacuations there are already underway. we have live team coverage from north carolina to virginia beach and ocean city. we're going to start with scott broom live in o.c. scott. >> reporter: nice to talk to you tonight, they are now prepared here in ocean city with -- for what they foresee to be tropical storm conditions starting overnight tonight and into about the middle of the day tomorrow. the big news on the beach today is that they have restricted swimmers going in the water because of the heavy surf. rough surf and the danger of rip occurens has caused life guards to declare the water off limits. surfers except the as earl approaches. >> in the next 24 hour it's will get crazy. >> the beach will now be closed per se. there are restrictions for entry into the water. >> reporter: crews put up fencing to prevent drifting sand from burying parking lots and boardwalks. at marinas some boat owners pulled their craft out of the water. question for visitors is should they stay or go? >> i i'ming it's a really -- i'm thinking it's a really big storm and i kind of want to go home. >> i'm s
to watch for it near falls road and that's going southbound. in virginia 66, overall okay on. coming out of manassas making your way inside the belt away. 395 heading northbound. no problem. drivers moving at a good pace. making their way past the duke exit. and before this we're tracking 95 and so far so good. we're still looking at about that one hour drive to get out of fredericksburg continuing towards the springfield interchange. back to you. >>> we've been talking about earl. from north carolina to maine residents up and down the east coast are being warned to keep a close eye on hurricane earl. the professional category 4 storm is barreling towards the u.s. packing 135 miles per hour winds. right now, forecasters say it has a chance of taking two very different paths. it could either make a direct its had or give the coast a blow. earl has already damaged homes on the carribean. several tourists have already decided to change their labor day plans. >> if it's going to come this way and if it makes landfall, yeah, we'll leave. >> i'm not going to come to the beach this weekend. it
are talking about some areas in eastern virginia down through the northern neck, southern maryland, eastern shore eight inches plus. >> wow! >> we are already five or six. so a foot down there would not be out of the question. flood warnings will be coming up and whatever precautions you have to take to get things high, maybe the basement if that is going to flood, make sure the sump pump is plugged in. temperatures low 70s southeast. upper 50s in martinsburg and cumberland and top off in the 75 to 80-degree range and winds gusting over 20 at pax river. expect that to pick up, as well. it is 4:82. angie -- 4:32. i hope people are staying off the roads. >> everything, a reminder, do not attempt to drive through standing water, especially a lot of high water covers dips in the roads. that can create dangerous situations. already seeing early morning problems. this is not this in the immediate viewing area but will impact drivers. 70 eastbound in howard county between columbia pike and the river bridge. that's where we have all eastbound lanes closed because of an overturned tractor- trailer.
with king georges county, virginia. the bottleneck is inevitable. >> it is very frustrating. >> the kids get frustrated and want to get out and do something. it's kind of hard. >> reporter: on this labor day, the backup stretched more than four miles. >> they need a couple more legs. >> reporter: mary and her son stayed at the beach for eight hours waiting for the traffic to clear. >> we waited so long so we could get across without having to get stuck. >> i had a good time so i'm not going to complain. >> reporter: in fact, after a beautiful holiday weekend, few travelers were complaining about the long, slow ride home. >> you know, anita, locals on both sides of the potomac have been talking about improving and expanding the bridge since 2006. there was money for the planning stages but not for construction. again, right here at the bay bridge, traffic is heavy but it is moving right along. reporting live, i'm andrea mccarren, 9news now. >> thanks, andrea. >>> from a few hours, the metro's red line should be completely reopened again. the tacoma, forest glenn and wheaton stations are all s
in virginia, a driver tried to make it through high water ended up in need of a big rescue, that despite of a big sign. rescuers rescued two people. police believe the driver simply disregarded the warning. >>> and here's another reason not to do that. this car got stuck in some high water this morning in vienna. the water came up 2 feet near the intersection of old courthouse road. the water receded after workers cleared out the storm drain. top. >> you know, southern maryland was a bulls eye for this morning's heavy rain and could be the bulls eye again tonight. many people who live along the chesapeake bay had to pile sandbags along their front doors. and in lusbee, the weather cracked one home's foundation. scott. >> topper, chesapeake ranch estates is where i am. officially down in solomon's, 7.3 inches of rain. a phenomenal amount of rain. it created mud slide conditions in front of this house. pushing water and mud completely through the foundation. >> a house completely undermined by water and mud. a disaster that collapsed the concrete block wall that used to be the foundatio
to virginia beach, wave heights about five feet. so it's beginning to make its presence felt. let me show the satellite picture. it has weakened. the pressure has gone up. winds are down to 105 miles per hour. it's about -- >> the winds have slowed a bit to 105 miles per hour. certainly still powerful and we're feeling the effects now. a lot of gusty wind and some rain and the worst is expected in the next few hours. hurricane earl is slamming waves into north carolina's coast. the massive storm started moving closer as the sun went down. donna headed to the beach to capture its arrival. >> i wanted to see how rough the ocean is and just how angry it's getting. >> reporter: a hurricane warning meant evacuation orders for about 35,000 tourists and residents on the outer banks. the ketners were angry to see their vacation cut short. >> we were going to ride it out. but when they make you leave. >> reporter: business owners with no plans to leave boarded up with little time to spare. north carolina's governor says the state is prepared. she urged those riding out the storm to stay hunk erred
a lot. >>> also tracking this for us, we're in virginia beach giving us a look at conditions there. winds are whipping up, bruce. >> yeah, anita, it is hard to believe that we could be looking at tropical storm-force winds here and heavy, heavy rain and flooding in just about 36 hours from right now, because at this point it is a spectacular day down here in virginia beach. earl is about 800 miles behind me out to sea, and the expectation is that it will turn right just off of hatteras. the hurricane watch extends to the north carolina state line which is about 10 to 20 miles from where i stand right now. excuse me, the hurricane warning extends there. and we're in the hurricane watch area. there are red flags flying here. the surf is already dangerous. but as you might imagine, the surfers are having an absolute blast. it is a little bit flat right now, but the sets are about chest high and there are a ton of surfers out. come to the left unsee this giant sand berm they built here. you can perhaps see some of the kids that are playing here. this is a big, big weekend down here in
. >>> a virginia man is recovering from his injuries tonight after he was attacked and stabbed behind a daycare center in manassas. it happened at the canberry shopping center and that's where peggy fox joins us to tell us more about one of the young suspects under arrest in this attack. peggy. >> that's right. one of the suspects, a 15-year- old boy was caught right away. the other suspect is still on the loose tonight. police describe them as young, hispanic males. the victim is a 59-year-old man, he is a property assessor who is taking pictures behind the building this morning just trying to do his job. >> just as people were coming to work and just after children arrived at the daycare center right behind the playground, a man who was doing property assessment work and taking pictures was attacked in broad daylight. >> two assailants came up from behind him and demanded his camera and money. when he refused, they attacked him. >> two women saw the attack and started honking their horns. one called her coworker in the process. >> she yelled out to the guy, are you hurt? is everything oka
bigger as the storm barrels to the east coast. aside from north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. howard bernstein is tracking the storm and his forecast is just ten minutes away. affect a spectacular day on wall street yesterday. and investors are saying let's get one more like yesterday. but that could very well depend on testimony this morning from the head of the federal reserve. checking the numbers for you. the dow is at 1028 t after adding 254 points yesterday. that was a gain of 2.5%. the nasdaq and s&p 500 added 3% in trading yesterday, thanks to surprising strong manufacturing numbers that came out yesterday morning. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will be on the hot seat this morning. he is speaking before a panel investigating a wall melt down. he led the economy as the federal reserve took extraordinary measures town correct hundreds of billions of dollars in to the battered financial system. investors will be listening for anything he has to say about the concern state of the financial system and the economy. >>> good news for the local
'm bruce leshan in virginia beach where earl is clearing out. the surf is up and there's actually already a surfer out there catching the waves that are over his head. they are taking stock here of the damage. one tree down. eight people without power. no major flooding. and down the way, they are setting up for the american music festival that starts tonight. reo speed wagon, chicago, pat pat benatar. they are hoping for a spectacular week. >> i'm scott broom in ocean city, maryland. the sun is already out for the holiday weekend but the precautions were worth the effort hurricane tossed oceans slammed against the sea wall in ocean city. how does it look out there. >> rough, very rough. >> reporter: but a hazard for the beach patrol, which is on duty to keep people off of flooded beaches. >> they call everyone off the beach. i guess they are afraid they could get swept away or something. >> ed today the good news is the ocean doesn't look inviting an people will stay out tomorrow is what we are worried about. the water will be treacherous. >> reporter: as for wind an rain not much of tha
but will likely stay offshore. a hurricane warning is in effect from north carolina to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from delaware and also includes martha's vineyard. kim brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a little away. >> reporter: the monster hurricane could reach north carolina late tonight or early friday before rolling up the east coast. watches and warnings stretch all the way to cape cod, massachusetts. while earl is expected to stay offshore, as it makes its way north, a slight shift could put millions in harm's way. >> that's why it's important to take the time now while the skies are clear and weather is great to make sure you have a plan and you're ready just in
it is a parking lot. nobody is moving toward maryland. it is moving towards virginia, but still very slowly on the outer loop as well. but inner loop traffic in virginia, 495 toward the 270 spur, right now if you know folks heading out that way, leaving work, let them know to avoid it at all costs. it will be a mess. get off river road, clara barton and get into d.c. and out of this and find another way home. 355 rockville pike, that is our main alternate away from the accident. again 40 minutes from 123 up to the spur. right now an hour and a half from 123 to bw parkway in montgomery county. >> and that should take maybe 15 minutes at the most. and that's an hour and a half. that gives you some indication of the severity of this traffic situation here. but as we look at the scene, things look like they are starting to wind down a bit. we certainly aren't there, so we can't tell you that. >> but fewer emergency vehicles, fewer sirens and not much activity around the bus itself. but let me get to you with the latest on this deadly bus accident on i-270 and again live pictures right now from
in north carolina, virginia, maryland, and massachusetts. strong waves from earl are ripping into beaches all along the east coast. in delaware, life guards rescued two children from rip current. >> couldn't breathe for a few seconds, and i got really scar scared. >> reporter: even if the worst of earl stays far from land, the storm could do $1billion to $2 billion in damage from north carolina to maine, and emergency workers still are not convinced the storm is staying away. >> the smallest predicted hurricane can become the most major and the most destructive, so you really don't know. none of us know what's going to happen until tomorrow. >> reporter: emergency officials here, as well as local business owners, are hoping by tomorrow, they're reopening for business for a long labor day weekend rather than cleaning up. erica. >> kelly cobiella,icle ethanks. earl may actually lose some of its punch by the time it reaches the northeast tomorrow, but it is still the strongest hurricane to threaten the coast of new york and new jersey since bor roared through in 1991. elaine quijano is in mo
the east coast. virginia and maryland, you get it friday morning into friday night, and weaken to a category 2 most likely. jersey shore friday night into early saturday morning. then it weakens again most likely to a category 1. then rolls to long island, into cape cod saturday and saturday night and maine into sunday. watch those rip currents. much more weather ahead in a couple minutes. we'll send it back to you in new york. >> dave, thanks. >>> after seven long years president obama formally ended the u.s. combat operations in iraq last night. during his speech he declared it was time to turn a page and focus on problems back here at home in the u.s. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president was speaking last night from the oval office to underscore the gravity of the situation. he framed his announcement as a promise kept. >> i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their current. >> reporter: th
is in effect from north of surf city, north carolina, so the virginia border, but it is still too early to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window in st. maarten as hurricane earl sideswiped the virgin islands dumping up to inches of rain. in st. croix, heavy surf crashed on shore. the waves tore boats from their docks. in st. kitts, heavy surf ran this coast guard boat aground. high winds damaged roofs and knocked down trees and power lines, blocking roads. the next population in the hurricane's path, the 36,000 residents of the turks and caicos islands. >> we're getting choppy water. on the west side of the island is where the open eshen is and it's extremely rough right now. >> reporter: computer models predict earl will remain a powerful hurricane, tracking to brush the north carolina coast as early as thursday night. already the phone is ringing off the hook at the outer banks motel in hatteras. >> we don't charge you, of course, if you don't come during a hurricane. >> reporter: people here are also starting to
are off to a great start. one tieup in virginia going southbound on 95 at backlick road. you are losing a couple of left lanes. northbound you are okay. on i-270 a little construction at 123. should be clearing in 30 and on eastbound 218, east of 301, watch for roadwork. it is taking away a right lane. jess? >>> a search and rescue team from maryland left for massachusetts. the 80-member crew will help with hurricane relief. gear was there when they headed out from rockville last night. >> forget your american express card. what do you absolutely, positively not want to leave home without. >> socks and underwear. most important thing is to have socks an yes or no wear. usually after the storms it is really hot and humid and spend a lot of time walking. >> reporter: and if you are a woman. >> sock apps underwear are important to me, too. >> a lot of people will pack deodorant but bring it in aerosol because everything melts. pack everything in plastic bags because inevitably we will drive through water. >> reporter: this deployment is different. >> this is the first time we have been dep
is tim kaine, chairman of the democratic national committee and the former governor of virginia. good morning, governor. >> maggie, nice to be with you. >> the timing of this suspected rahm emanuel announcement is less than ideal. here we are five weeks to election day. just a few weeks ago we heard the president say he expected emanuel to stick it out until after the election. what message do you think this is sending to the electorate if yet another key member bails now? >> maggie, i think folks will understand. i'm going to let rahm emanuel make the decision and make the announcement when he wants to. but if he goes ahead and makes the decision to run for the mayorship of chicago, i think people will understand, it's a very important position and it's one that he's certainly thought about for a long time. and given the timing of that spot being up, candidates who want to run for mayor are going to have to declare fairly soon. so i don't expect that that's going to have any impact on the november elections. >> the president's going to be back at the university of wisconsin tonight,
, virginia, through atlantic city, new jersey, to sandy hook, new jersey. we're watching this entire area as this storm moves up, we anticipate it is going to arrive here this afternoon, probably as a category 3 as it loses some strength anding in ov energy of cooler, shallower waters. category 2 off the coast of new york. by saturday afternoon a category 1 storm off the cape and into new england. that's a quick look >>> that's a quick look at our weather picture. as far as national weather, high heat continues in the northeast. heat wave in third day, triple digits continue in the southwest, vegas and phoenix. in the southern plains you could see severe weather today. watch it for thunderstorms and some heavy downpours, too. we'll send it back to you guys in new york. for more on earl, tune into "cbs evening news" with katie couric tonight. >>> yesterday we took a close look at the dangers of text addiction. this morning, as promised, we have assembled a panel of experts to answer your questions about technology overload. we have "early show" contributor dr. jennifer hartstein, a child a
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